Happiness

Find out everything there is to know about happiness and stay updated on the latest news with comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures related to happiness at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these exhilarating emotion as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about happiness.
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The Happiest States in the Country in 2015: Full List
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
February 3rd, 2016
Hawaiians may be the happiest and healthiest, while West Virginians reported the lowest sense of well-being in the country, a new survey reports.
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Teens Are Happier Than in the Past — Why Are Adults So Miserable?
group of happy teenagers on the beach
November 12th, 2015
A cultural shift in happiness trends sees teens cheerier than ever while adults over 30 watch their happiness decline. The results may illuminate why the death rate is rising for middle-age Americans, even as it falls for other age groups
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US Falls in World Happiness Rankings
A woman raises her arm to greet the sun with joy.
June 24th, 2015
Panama tops the ranking of the world's happiest countries for the second year in a row, according to a new report.
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Here's the Happiest State in the Country
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
February 3rd, 2016
Hawaiians may be the happiest and healthiest, while West Virginians reported the lowest sense of well-being in the country, a new survey reports.
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The Best Countries for Older Adults
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September 8th, 2015
See where your country ranks...
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When More Sex Can Make You Less Happy
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May 13th, 2015
If you're looking for a boost in happiness, having more sex may not be your best bet. New research suggests that upping the frequency of sex can make individuals less happy under some circumstances.
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Being Happy Doesn't Really Increase Your Life Span
December 9th, 2015
How happy you are doesn't seem to affect your risk of an early death, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
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The World's Happiest Countries (The List)
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June 24th, 2015
A new report used interviews with more than 146,000 people around the world to rank 145 countries by the well being of their residents.
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This Country Is the Happiest in the World
Adorable children drinking hot chocolate outdoors, spending good time on vacation in alpine mountains
April 24th, 2015
The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, and rather than sunshine and beautiful beaches it is known for snowy peaks and delicious chocolate.
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